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took the chair; and immediately after
was intended to relieve, and that he
ted to be complete, he should prefer them, on that account, to any other. The amendment was adopted. Mr. Chancellor Pitt, adverting to that part of the oath which declares, “That no person can be absolved from any fin, nor any fin whatever be forgiven, without sorrow for past offences, and resolution to avoid future guilt,” here remarked, that the House, as a legislative Assembly, might very properly exact a declaration, that no man can be absolved from moral obligation and obedience to the law ; but it was totally beyond their province to require a declaration concerning points of doctrine which included the forgiveness of sins. The propriety of this amendment was also admitted. Mr. Mitford's clauses were severally brought up, and agreed to, pro forma. The Chairman left the chair, the report was brought up, ordered to be printed, and farther considered on the ensuing Friday.